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    Full time & Part time available

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    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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    To be confirmed

Course content

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare students for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study. The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of law and legal studies. All students also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts they have been taught. The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.


You take two compulsory modules, choose two option modules and write a 60-credit dissertation.


Intermediate Quantitative Social Research
Qualitative Social Research


Advanced Intellectual Property Law
Crime and Control
Cultures of Human Rights
Equality and the Law
Film and Human Rights
Futures: The Globalization of Human Rights
Gender, Sexuality and Criminal Justice
Global Perspectives on Crime and Crime Control
Hate Crime
Healthcare and Human Rights
Human Rights in Britain
International Rights of Minorities
Issues in International Law and Human Rights
Land, Law and Dispossession
Psychology of Law and Crime
Slavery, slaveries, enslavement : the Western experience
Social Justice
The History and Philosophy of Human Rights
The International Economic Constitution
Youth Justice


Social Research Dissertation

Visit the Social Research and Law and Legal Studies (MRes) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!




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